Week of October 6 - Day 3

Day 3 Read: Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly,
and to revive the heart of the contrite. 

Reflect: What experiences in your life have given you a glimpse of God’s majesty? What did that glimpse do for your relationship with God?

Consider: The pride and self-righteousness of the Jews were the stumbling block in the way of their acknowledging Christ. The contrition of Israel in the last days shall be attended with God’s interposition in their behalf. So their self-humiliation, in Is 66:2, 5, 10, precedes their final prosperity (Zec 12:6, 10–14); there will, probably, be a previous period of unbelief even after their return (Zec 12:8, 9).[1]

Respond: How has God been working in your heart as you’ve wrestled with the concept of spiritual poverty? How has the Holy Spirit challenged you? What areas of your life need renovation because of pride?

[1] Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, vol. 1 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997), 495.